I currently have a 9800gx2 which has served me well. but more times than not..im only running on one of the 2 cards in it. noticed in at least 3/4 my games. the built in SLI isnt working. even in 3dmark I cannot force it on. (believe its because of my MB itself not supporting SLI, but does crossfire..but the 9800gx2 isnt true SLI by 2 slots..so its hit or miss on if it runs both cores on games)
my question is, what is ATIs one step above this card performance wise. its been years since I touched an ATI card. years ago with driver issues they turned me off.
but lately they are rolling over nvidia for performance and price, and the drivers seem to have been cleaned up since AMD acquired them.
was looking at the 5770, its in the around $200 range, and preforms rather well.
the 5830 I cant see the price justification over the 5770, or am I missing something?
I would like something that out preforms my card when not in SLI mode (basically a 9800GT) but wont be a major downgrade when my SLI IS working.
Like I stated above..3/4 of the time the cards SLI doesn't kick in anyway..but a few games it does, and makes a decent bit of difference.
any suggestions on which card is an acceptable replacement for it, for around 200-250?